St. Bernardine School draws its diverse student body from the parish community of Forest Park/Oak Park, Chicago and over fifteen suburbs.
Here, in a safe and caring environment that nurtures wisdom and skills, children learn to become contributing members of society.
Our goal is to reach each child's potential by meeting individual needs.
The school provides a setting which promotes spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
We understand that our students have varied learning styles and multiple intelligences; therefore, we offer learning centers and thematic units as well as gifted and special-help programs towards those ends.
By choosing how to complete their lessons, children have the opportunity to take charge of their own learning.
At the same time, portfolios allow them to judge their work; determine those areas in need of improvement; and set personal goals.
Leadership is developed through participation in school liturgies, the Student Council, sports, and interschool academic challenges.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
128 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Bernardine Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Bernardine School draws its diverse student body from the parish community of Forest Park/Oak Park, Chicago and over fifteen suburbs. Here, in a safe and caring environment that nurtures wisdom and skills, children learn to become contributing members of society. Our goal is to reach each child's potential by meeting individual needs. The school provides a setting which promotes spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. We understand that our students have varied learning styles and multiple intelligences; therefore, we offer learning centers and thematic units as well as gifted and special-help programs towards those ends. By choosing how to complete their lessons, children have the opportunity to take charge of their own learning. At the same time, portfolios allow them to judge their work; determine those areas in need of improvement; and set personal goals. Leadership is developed through participation in school liturgies, the Student Council, sports, and interschool academic challenges.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for St. Bernardine Elementary School?

The application deadline for St. Bernardine Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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